Dramatic Landscapes

Thabana-Ntlenyana See it all from the country's highest peak out near Sani Pass.

Semonkong It's pretty in the summer, but this mountain landscape and its 203m waterfall are stunningly snowcapped at wintertime.

Malealea In these rocky highlands, maize, agave and rondavels stretch as far as your pony can run.

Bokong Nature Reserve Though infrequently visited, this park offers some of the most scenic mountain trekking.

Cultural Experiences

Thaba-Bosiu Regarded as the birthplace of the Basotho nation, this attraction includes a cultural village and a museum.

Teyateyaneng The craft centre of Lesotho, where you can watch tapestries in the making.

Malealea Lodge Arranges spectacular village visits, along with local choir and band performances at sunset.

Semonkong Lodge It doesn't get more authentic than a donkey pub crawl through Semonkong to sample the local beer.

Adventure

Maletsunyane Falls At 204m, this dramatic waterfall offers the backdrop to the world's highest commercial abseiling feat.

Pony Trekking Traverse the highlands on one of the country's famously sure-footed Basotho ponies.

Afriski Mountain Resort One of Africa's few ski resorts also offers summertime motorbiking and mountain biking.

Ts'ehlanyane National Park Pony trekking through the indigenous forest in this highland park is pure adrenalin.

Road Trips

Sehlabathebe National Park One of the best parts about this super-remote park is the scenic, bumpy drive.

Sani Top Finish the famously treacherous road into Lesotho through the Drakensberg range in KwaZulu-Natal with a glass of brandy at the highest pub in Africa.

Katse Dam Arrive at this aquatic marvel via the hair-raisingly steep Mafika-Lisiu pass (3090m).

Thaba-Tseka All roads lead to awesome from this quiet town in the middle of Lesotho. But beware, most require a 4x4.